Which magnesium is best for you?

Which magnesium is best for you?
Why are there so many different forms of magnesium?

Magnesium is poorly absorbed on its own as a single element so it needs to be chelated or bound to other compounds to make it bioavailable. You may have seen some of these forms such as as magnesium glycinate, citrate, oxide, threonate or malate.

Generally speaking magnesium has a calming effect on the body, however, it also plays a critical role in energy production because ATP (the energy currency of the body) is always complexed with magnesium. In this sense, magnesium can be both relaxing and energising.

We have found malate to be the one of the most gentle forms of magnesium, easy on the gut and very bioavailable. Whereas citrate or oxide may have more of a laxative effect. It's worth noting that all magnesium forms are hydrophilic, in that they pull water into the bowel.

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